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Camp at Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground

Santa Cruz County, California

based on 5 reviews


Elevation Gain

665 ft


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Camp among giant redwoods at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a great weekend option for Bay Area residents. With approximately 30 miles of hiking trails, the incredible Garden of Eden swimming hole, and proximity to Santa Cruz - this campground is not to be missed! On sunny days, views from the campground allow you to see all the way to Monterey. 

Campers can spend their time hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and swimming. Keep your eyes peeled for deer, coyotes, bobcats, and steelhead trout. The campground offers picnic tables and cooking areas, toilets, potable water, and showers. Campground reservations can be made here

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Camp at Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground Reviews

I have been here numerous times and have come back because of the awesome trails and proximity to Santa Cruz (to get ice cream and beer! :D) You won't be disappointed camping here!

We chose to camp here because of the proximity to Santa Cruz. So much less expensive and only 15 minute drive to town. Plus it’s so peaceful up in the hills. The campground had showers which was great after a day of hiking and hanging out on the beach and boardwalk. There are also lots of trails right of camp. Great location!

A fun spot to camp. The hikes around here are great and the park is very green.

One of my favorite parks in the Bay! This is was the park in which I did one of my first hikes in the Bay so it'll always be one of my favorites. Somehow feels full circle to camp here.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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